Background: Diabetes is a chronic disease that may be related to various periods of an individual’s life.
Aim: The aim of the present study is the investigation of the existence of depression and anxiety among patients suffering from type 2 diabetes as well as the factors that influence these variables (depression and anxiety).
Materials and Methods: The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) for mental health assessment was used in the context of the collection of the research data. The study involved 100 patients (42 men and 58 women) with an average age of 63.72 ± 9.84 years of life.
Result: The results showed that there was a positive correlation between HbA1c value and anxiety as well as HADS questionnaire total score, and a positive correlation between blood glucose value and anxiety as well as HADS questionnaire total score.
Conclusion: Both depression and anxiety of these patients are influenced by different clinical factors.